The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NVQ Level 4 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK / England
Rank 570 - 593
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% - 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% - 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

NVQ Level 4 is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8528 10264 9694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 20.92% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5363 6477 5602
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 375 433
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

NVQ Level 4
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
NVQ Level 4
UK

NVQ Level 4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NVQ Level 4.

1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) NEBOSH
3 1 (14.29%) Order to Cash
3 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) HNC
3 1 (14.29%) HND
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) NCR
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Deployment Officer
1 1 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Health and Safety Manager
1 1 (14.29%) ICT Officer
1 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Functional Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
1 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Informatics
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Lean Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Order to Cash
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
2 1 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (14.29%) MBA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) NEBOSH
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NCR